| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:39 AM
After the coffee. Before riding a shopping cart to work.
The Skinny: "Ender's Game" looks like it's pulling in some decent early reviews. Hope it's good; the novel is still a favorite of mine. Today's stories include a look at the weekend box office,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Ravinia has come full circle with the John Adams oratorios.
Having opened its summer season a decade ago with the renowned American composer's "El Nino" — a choral and instrumental meditation on the Nativity — the festival is crowning its...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 9:05 AM
New to the modern classroom we call the app store is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. An app designed for iPads gives users the chance to go deeper into the work best known for its “Ode to Joy” movement.
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony the...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:02 AM
MADRID — Walt Disney was hardly a perfect American.
He may have been the most famous and beloved American during his lifetime. But his private magic kingdom was not always the happiest place on Earth. Disney had his own private torments and is...